Welcome to Connected Education! We've been offering online courses for academic credit in cooperation with major universities, plus a variety of non-credit workshops, since 1985. We hope you'll enjoy exploring our site.

Features of our Courses
What's New
How to Contact Us
Comprehensive Catalog of Courses and Faculty
Graduate Courses: Polytechnic University of New York
Online MA in Creative Writing: Bath College of Higher Education
Course Schedule: New School for Social Research
About the Director: Paul Levinson
Other Services of Connected Education
Essays and Stories -- enjoy!

Copyright (c) 1985-1997 by Connected Education, Inc.
Last updated January 5, 1997
Connected Education(r) and Connect Ed(r) are registered trademarks of Connected Education, Inc., an independent educational corporation chartered in New York State.

Director/President: Paul Levinson, BA, MA, PhD
Associate Director/Vice President: Tina Vozick, BA
Web Coordinator: Sylvia Engdahl, BA
Web Images: Molly Vozick-Levinson

Features of our Courses


Here's more detail: In the past eleven years we have offered more than 300 graduate and undergraduate classes entirely via computer conferencing. We've had more than 2000 students from 40 states in the US, including Alaska, Hawaii, California, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Nebraska, Washington, Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and New York -- and from many parts of the world including China, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, Senegal, the Middle East, Norway, Holland, England, France, Iceland, Greece, South and Central America, and across Canada. Twenty students have already earned master's degrees from The New School for Social Research entirely through our online program, and twenty-five others are currently working toward that degree. Hundreds more have applied credit for our courses to degrees earned on campus.

Word of our exciting program has been carried in such publications as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, New Scientist, Smithsonian Magazine, Discover, OMNI, Analog, Internet World, PC Week, Byte, Wired and by such writers as Isaac Asimov and Howard Rheingold. Connected Education has also been written about and discussed in Russian, Japanese, Armenian, European, and South American media. In 1993, Connected Education was nominated for the prestigious Smithsonian Computerworld Award for Pioneer in the use of Technology in Education.

Most of our participants are professionals in the business, public sector, and educational communities. All took full credit courses without interrupting their daily activities, in the privacy and convenience of their homes or offices. Students who travel extensively in their jobs were able to take part simply by "logging on" from the nearest telephone.

Connect Ed courses range from examination of cutting edge developments in telecommunications, to philosophic considerations of the impact of modern technology on our lives, to hands-on skill development in such areas as online journalism and multimedia techniques. All are taught by top faculty in their field, a distinguished group of more than 40 teachers we have recruited and trained over the past decade. Each has the rare combination of a gift for teaching, mastery of the online medium, and a love of the subject matter.

Each of our current courses carries full graduate credit awarded by our university partner -- Polytechnic University, Bath College of Higher Education, The New School for Social Research -- check course schedules for details. Graduate credit assumes possession of a bachelor's degree. These credits can be applied towards degrees at local institutions (assuming they agree to accept transfer credits) or towards degree programs at The New School, Bath College of Higher Education, and new degrees currently under development at Polytechnic University. Courses may also be taken on a non-credit basis.

A great advantage of the Connect Ed program is that any model computer and modem can be used to participate, with any type of word processing and telecommunications software. Our courses are conducted entirely in an electronic "computer conferencing" classroom environment, in which faculty and students enter notes electronically in a continuing exchange throughout the course. During the two months in which our courses are conducted (four months for Bath College modules), students can read and retrieve material entered by faculty and other students, as well as ask questions of their own, at any time of their choosing, night or day. Students in addition can communicate with faculty through private message systems, and there are facilities for "live," real-time exchanges between faculty and students. The result is a very stimulating intellectual environment, described by our students as akin to "top-notch seminars" and superior to most of the in-person courses they have previously taken.

All students have access to our online, always-open Connect Ed Library, containing hundreds of papers pertinent to our courses and to computer conferencing. One of our most inviting and well known online places is the Connect Ed Cafe -- a sort of electronic hang-out where students, faculty, staff, and friends of Connected Education can mingle for fun and serious conversation alike. Topics of discussion in the Cafe have ranged from the quality of fast food to presidential elections to new directions in the space program, and we've celebrated births and shared sorrows together.

The Connect Ed student will find an electronic campus environment that simulates and goes beyond the conventional in-person classroom and campus in many ways -- and an environment that easily connects to a huge amount of resources on the Internet and the Web.


What's New?


How to Contact Connect Ed

Address: 65 Shirley Lane, White Plains, NY 10607

Tel: 914-428-8766
Fax: 914-428-8775

e-mail: tvozick@cinti.com or plevinson@cinti.com

For more information, contact us now!


About the Director

Paul Levinson, Ph.D. is President of Connected Education, Inc., an international organization headquartered in White Plains, NY that offers courses for academic credit entirely via online computer conferencing in cooperation with Polytechnic University of New York, Bath College of Higher Education, The New School for Social Research, and other institutions. Connect Ed also provides computer conferencing services for business, scholarly, and government groups.

He is on the Senior Faculty in the Graduate Media Studies Program at the New School for Social Research, and is an adjunct professor at Hofstra University and Polytechnic University of New York. He is author of Mind at Large: Knowing in the Technological Age (JAI Press, 1988), Electronic Chronicles: Columns of the Changes in our Time (Anamnesis Press, 1992), and Learning Cyberspace (Anamnesis, 1995); editor of In Pursuit of Truth: Essays on the Philosophy of Karl Popper (Humanities Press, 1982); and author of more than 100 articles on the philosophy and history of technology. His popular essays have appeared in Omni, The Village Voice, and Wired. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems. His latest book, The Soft Edge: A Natural History (and Future) of the Information Revolution, is to be published by Routledge early next year.

Paul Levinson has published more than 20 science fiction stories in such magazines as Analog and Amazing, and in major anthologies such as Xanadu 3 and Supernatural Sleuths. He is a regular reviewer for The New York Review of Science Fiction and Tangent; his column, "Light Through," appears in every issue of Tangent. His novelette, "The Copyright Notice Case," was the lead story in the April 1996 Analog (the first novelette in this series, "The Chronology Protection Case," was published in the September 95 Analog, and was a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Award for Best Short Science Fiction of 1995.) He is represented by Susan L. Graham of the Graham Literary Agency.


Other Services of Connected Education

In addition to our course offerings and special events, Connect Ed conducts non-credit OnLine Writer's Workshops; tutoring in English as a Second Language; Foreign Language Workshops; Workshops in OnLine DataBase Searching, Hypertext, and Technology & the Disabled; and Special Training Sessions and Seminars in Online Teaching.

We also provide computer conferencing services for business, scholarly, and government groups. And, our newest service is the construction of Web sites.

Here's more information about:


A selected list of our clients, 1985-1996:

Agricultural Cooperative Development International
The Allen Corporation (US Army Research Institute)
American Forum for Global Education
Athabasca University (Canada)
Bath College of Higher Education (England)
Biofuture Foundation (Stockholm)
Black Religious Studies Network
Brecht Society of America
Canadian Union of Public Employees (Ottawa)
Committee of 200
The Ethical Culture Fieldston Schools
The Fielding Institute
Foster Parents Plan International
Harvard University Alumni Group
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
International School of Information Management
Leadership in International Management Group
National Review Institute Studies Program
National Technological University
New School for Social Research
Notepad Systems International
Pacific Oaks College (Pasadena, CA)
Polytechnic University of New York
Public Service Training Program (New York State)
Rodale Institute (INFORUM)
Shell International Petroleum Co. (London, UK)
Slippery Rock University (PA)
Virtual Classroom (NJIT)
Western Behavioral Sciences Institute
World Academy of Arts and Science


Connect Ed Web Services

Connect Ed now offers Web page design, copy editing and hypertext coding by Sylvia Engdahl, who in addition to many published books has had ten years of professional computer programming experience and has been a member of our online staff since 1985. We specialize in complex text pages like our online catalog, but can incorporate as many graphics as are desired. Emphasis is placed on:

If you would like a new or redesigned Web page, contact us!


Connect Ed Bookorder Service

Registered students can order texts for Connect Ed courses through our online Bookorder Service. We also have some old philosophy books available, and these can also be ordered by the general public.


Page Design by Sylvia Engdahl (sengdahl@cinti.com)